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Election Day Impact Differs In The District

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Election officials in the District are not expecting a huge turnout today. The Democrats hold about a 10-to-1 edge in terms of registered voters over Republicans, so it's typically the primaries in September that determine the outcomes, not the general elections.

In fact, the Republicans did not field a candidate against Democratic nominee Vincent Gray in the mayoral race. The more interesting question will be: How many write-in votes does current Mayor Adrian Fenty receive today?

While D.C. lacks a vote in Congress, the result of today's Congressional races could have major ramifications for the District. If the GOP takes back the House, some of the city's new progressive laws--same-sex marriage, medical marijuana, the new gun-control regulations--these laws could be targeted by Republican leadership.

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Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.

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The Case Against The Shirley Temple (The Drink)

Author and cocktail enthusiast Wayne Curtis wrote an article called "Shirley Temples Are Destroying America's Youth." He talks about why he hates Shirley Temples — the drink, not the person.
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What's Ahead At The Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will accept the presidential nomination.

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Experimental Plane Sets Off On Final Leg Of Its Round-The-World Journey

It's the first time for a solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the globe. Now it's en route to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — and you can watch the journey in a live video from the cockpit.

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